Mirimir mirimir at
Thu Sep 1 02:55:09 CEST 2016

On 08/31/2016 01:45 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2016 04:27, mirimir at said:
>> What are the defects in <>?
> They not even try to minimize the use of meta data but use privacy
> invading services (Facebook, Twitter, etc) to connect the key into a way
> larger network than what we have with the Web of Trust.  Kind of key
> signing party for the Twitter generation.

But that's what I like about it :) Mirimir can't have an old-school Web
of Trust. Nobody that I know in meatspace knows that I use that
pseudonym. With KeyBase, Mirimir has signed proofs on Hacker News,
reddit, and GitHub. Even if someone compromised my KeyBase account, and
added a fake key, they couldn't change those published proofs, which are
signed by my true key.

I don't use Facebook or Twitter, because they're not friendly to
pseudonyms. But for those not using pseudonyms, privacy invasion through
verification of meatspace identity is a benefit, no? There's no privacy
in attending a key signing party, is there?

> I am not sure, but I heard that is moving towards a
> centralized system for encrypted message exchange.
> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner

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